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     Guadalupe Center 

Holliday Elementary, KC, MO Public School

Heirsteiner Child Development Center, JCCC

Early Childhood Center, KC, KS Public School


     How Many String 


56 students 


Sprouts KC launches the week of 
                      August 28, 2017

Who are the teachers?

         En-Ting Hsu
              Sarah Gifford

   What the experts say

"Initial String Sprouts research results show great promise.  The program builds connections between children and parents; motor skills; receptive vocabulary; and the executive function skills of initiative, flexibility, and attention.  All of these skills will provide an advantage to young children in school and beyond." 

Jovanna Rohs, Ph.D.

Director of Early Learning and Head Start     Mid-America Regional Council (MARC)




About String Sprouts

Sprouts is a groundbreaking, Early Childhood music program for children ages 3-8 with roots in the Suzuki violin method and El Sistema.   We bring Sprouts to underserved communities and commit to the students and caregivers for the 5 year curriculum.   

From the generous support of our community students receive FREE of charge:  

  • Violins
  • Weekly violin group lessons
  • Weekly parent/caregiver education sessions
  • Opportunities to perform
  • Annual concert with a Symphony (UMKC Conservatory Orchestra)

Why String Sprouts?

String Sprouts helps pre-schoolers with academic skills (letters, numbers, comparisons) and executive function (attention, emotion regulation, planning, working memory). 

String Sprouts positively affects parent-child relationships decreasing conflict ratings and significantly increasing parents’ closeness. 

Student vocabularies significantly improved with participation in String Sprouts.          

Source: 2015-16 program evaluation by UNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute 

String Sprouts in action

Check out the video to see a little of what happens in classes, learn about the Sprouts philosophy, and find out why we do what we do.

Heartland Chamber Music is an award-winning student chamber music Academy in the heart of Kansas City. Each summer over 100 string and piano students, ages 8-26 from all over the world gather for the Heartland Chamber Music Festival in Overland Park, Kansas at Johnson County Community College. Students receive instruction from internationally renowned music faculty and present free summer concerts in Yardley Hall. Our music school provides year-round chamber music education, and private lessons in both Suzuki and the traditional method, taking place at the Barstow School. Our young artists also have the opportunity to audition for The Camerata Chamber Orchestra for additional Outreach performance opportunities.

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